• Romance

    Normal People by Sally Rooney

    Blurb: Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t. Connell and Marianne begin a casual relationship in their final year of school but for various reasons, decide to keep it secret. Despite telling…

  • Young Adult

    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

    Blurb: Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried. Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor … never to Eleanor. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix-tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose. I’ll be honest, if I…